ST. GEORGE – People across the nation are celebrating the 239th birthday of the Marine Corps this month. Area chapters of the Marine Corps League honored their brothers with a special birthday party and ball in St. George Monday night.
The celebration came a day before Veterans Day, when all veterans are honored for their service to the United States, both near and far.
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Videocast by Melissa Anderson, St. George News and KCSG
Nearly 200 people gathered for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the SunRiver Clubhouse in St. George. According to organizer and Adjutant Pat Lisi, of the Marine Corps Dixie League, about 85 of those who attended were Marines. This is the seventh year organizers in St. George have held the birthday celebration.
Several people were honored for the length and bravery of their service.
Also honored were Marines who recently passed away.
A traditional Marine Corps cake ceremony honored the eldest attending Marine, Karl Jenkins, and the youngest serving Marine, McKenzie Utter, with the first bite of cake.
Written by St. George News and KCSG Television videographer Melissa Anderson.
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